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How to Prep Your Heating Before Winter

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Summer and fall may seem to last forever, but they’ll give way to colder months before you know it. To make sure your family stays toasty and comfortable from October through the spring, take time to prepare your furnace for winter.

Spending a little energy now will ensure that your heating equipment will be ready to go when the first frost hits Lancaster County and the rest of southcentral Pennsylvania. Here’s a look at what your getting-my-house-ready-for-winter checklist should contain. Read the rest of this entry »

Electric vs. Gas Heating

Electric vs. Gas Heating

Do you need to install a new heating system? If so, it’s important to understand how electric and gas differ. These options have various pros and cons, and you should think about both so that you can make an informed decision. There are a few factors you’ll want to consider, like cost, installation and safety. 

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Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Your Home

Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Your Home

You probably do a wide assortment of things to keep your abode safe for everyone who lives in it. Installing a home security system and regularly checking your smoke detector are two examples of preventive measures. But what if the threat is something you can’t see, taste  or smell?

Carbon monoxide (CO) gas falls into that category, and poisoning is a genuine concern. Fortunately, it’s within your power to prevent it.

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Winter Plumbing Problems

Winter Plumbing Problems

As cool temperatures set in, homeowners prepare to hunker down indoors until the spring thaw by stuffing outdoor equipment in storage, grabbing sweaters and cranking up the heating system. But winter marks more than a change in season. It’s also the time of year when Pennsylvania homeowners experience more plumbing emergencies as a result of dropping temperatures and increased home activity.

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What Is the Proper Humidity Level in a Home?

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Have you ever walked outside on a hot summer afternoon and within moments, your sunglasses get fogged up? Or, you walk outside with the expectation that you’ll be blanketed in moisture, only to discover dry, almost crisp air? That’s humidity. And although you can’t control what’s going on outdoors, you can control the humidity inside your home.

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